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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1];

Headache Resident Survival Guide Microchapters
Overview
Causes
FIRE
Diagnosis
Treatment
Do's
Don'ts

Overview

A headache is pain or discomfort in the head, scalp, or neck.

Causes

Primary Migraine
Tension- type headache
Cluster headache
Secondary Extracranial disorders Carotid or vertebral artery dissection
Temporomandibular joint dysfunction
Glaucoma
Sinusitis
Intracranial disorders Brain space occupying lesion
Chiari Type 1 malformation
CSF leak with low pressure headache
Hemorrhage
Meningitis
Vascular malformations
Venous sinus thrombosis
Systemic disorders Acute severe hypertension
Pheochromocytoma
Fever
Vasculitis
Viral infections
Hypercapnia
Drugs Analgesic overdose
Proton pump inhibitors
Caffeine withdrawl
Hormones (estrogen)
Toxins Carbonmonoxide
Nitrates

Life-threatening causes: Life-threatening causes include conditions which may result in death or permanent disability within 24 hours if left untreated.

FIRE

Diagnosis

Treatment

Do's

Don'ts

References



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